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Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch Honored With Brooklyn Park

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There are hundreds of parks spread across the five boroughs of New York City, but we can safely say there’s only one dedicated to a “beastie.” Today, Palmetto Playground park in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, was officially renamed in honor of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. At the naming ceremony, fellow Beastie Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz helped commemorate the occasion, noting “how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.” Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Yauch’s mother were also in attendance, as was Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, who rapped a few Beasties lyrics. Markowitz is in his ’60s, so it was pretty amusing.

Yauch died last year at the age of 47, from cancer.

The park renaming precludes this weekend’s MCA Day, a daylong, free celebration of Yauch and the Beastie Boys, in Brooklyn. [Complex]

RIP: Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys

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We were heartbroken to hear of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s passing today, after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Yauch, who also went by MCA (and Nathanial Hornblower) was an integral part of the Beasties from their beginnings as an early ’80s hardcore band through their most recent release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The band’s outstanding thirty year career earned them a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last month, though Yauch was too ill to attend the ceremony. We are deeply saddened to learn he lost his fight against cancer, but pleased to learn that heaven just got a little bit more Beastie. Enjoy their amazing Spike Jonze-directed video for “Sabotage” and share your favorite Beastie songs and videos in the comments. [Global Grind] Keep reading »

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